Tag Archives: International

Violence against women is a global “epidemic”

TweetThe World Health Organization has declared violence against women an epidemic global health problem. They base this on the fact that one in three woman has faced sexual or intimate partner violence. Think Progress reports: “After analyzing the mental, sexual, reproductive, and physical health consequences faced by victims of violence, the report characterized this issue [...]
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Thank You Thursdays: The Supreme Court strikes down harmful anti-prostitution pledge

TweetFor years, the United States has endorsed an explicitly discriminatory policy against sex workers. PEPFAR, our international HIV/AIDS aid policy, contains an anti-prostitution pledge requirement stating that no funds “may be used to provide assistance to any group or organization that does not have a policy explicitly opposing prostitution and sex trafficking.” In practice, this [...]
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While the US cuts abortion access, Australia likely to increase it

TweetGood news, antipodean abortion lovers! The Australian government announced today that RU486, the abortion pill, is one step closer to being included in the government’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, making it easier for patients to afford. How easy? Like, between $12 and $36 easy. Which is a far cry from its current cost of $300-$800 (which is [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

TweetUrge the White House to recognize non-binary genders. Five-year-old girl names dinosaur… after herself. Why didn’t Abigail Fisher get into UT? Support the #NotBuyingIt app! Stop fat shaming Kim Kardashian. A response to Chloe’s piece on “bad” bodies and “bad” feminists. A Horace School alum speaks out about sexual abuse at the school (reported on [...]
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Quick hit: New protests over sexual violence in India

Tweet**Trigger warning** New protests have erupted in Delhi after a seven-year-old girl was allegedly assaulted at her school. The BBC reports: Police used batons to break up angry crowds outside a hospital where the girl had been taken for treatment. Teachers and security guards at the government school are being questioned over the alleged assault, [...]
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